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Former Terrorist Chief Revelations Reignite Debate Over Algeria’s Clemency Law

Algeria’s reconciliation efforts aimed at halting all terror activities have been the subject of intense debate among the Algerian population. While the president has had visible success in reducing terrorism with the support of a majority of voters, the families of those who fell victim of terror have essentially sided against Bouteflika’s amnesty and forgiveness policy effective since 2000. The debate is raging once again after Madani Mezrag, the former head of the now disbanded armed Islamist militant group AIS (Islamic Salvation Army) made controversial statements in a French publication, acknowledging his role in the killings that have occurred in the 1990s. Full Story

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